Northside Christian Warriors dominate 6-C All-District selections
Northside Christian catcher Nicholas Zaunbrecher and pitcher Joseph Trahan talk in between innings during the Class C state championship game in Sulphur.
CROWLEY – To say the Northside Christian Warriors were dominant during their 8-0 march through District 6-C play this year would be an understatement.
The Warriors, who played just seven league games due to a forfeit by Singer, limited their opponents to just eight runs. Those eight runs all came late in the games when the Warriors had emptied their bench.
More impressively, the Warriors averaged just fewer than 20 runs per game in their league slate, posting a total of 137 runs in seven games.
That said, it was no surprise that the Warriors were rewarded with seven slots on the 6-C All-District team that was recently announced by the league’s coaches.
Northside’s Lane Marceaux and Nicholas Zaunbrecher topped the list of honorees by being named the Coach of the Year and the Most Valuable Player, respectively.
Marceaux led his squad to an impressive 24-5 record overall and guided his team to their first ever state championship two weeks ago when they defeated nemesis Claiborne Christian, 7-6, in nine innings.
Zaunbrecher, a senior catcher, hit for a district average of .600 with three doubles and 11 RBI. Overall, he hit .536 on the season with 16 doubles, seven triples and 25 RBI.
Joseph Trahan was named to the first-team as a utility player. The senior hit .523 in district with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and 12 RBI despite being walked numerous times. On the year, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette signee led the Warriors with a .667 average. Despite being walked 27 times, 13 intentionally, he logged 22 doubles, eight triples, eight home runs and 35 RBI.
Trahan also logged 48 innings on the mound this season where he posted a 5-2 record with a 3.07 ERA. He struck out 52 and walked 15.
Northside also nailed down three spots in the infield: second baseman Jordan Monte, shortstop Bradley Ancelet and third baseman Christian Morgan.
Monte hit .549 in league play with two doubles and eight RBI. The senior, who drove in the winning run in the championship game, hit .544 on the year with 17 doubles, three triples, one home run and 29 RBI.
Ancelet, a junior, hit for a .579 clip during the seven league games with two doubles, two triples and 12 RBI. On the year, he hit .536 with 16 doubles, seven triples and 25 RBI.
Morgan, a sophomore, hit .533 in league and .432 overall. He finished the year with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and a team-leading 42 RBI.
Dylan King grabbed a spot in the outfield and Nicholas Martin rounded out Northside’s first-team selections at pitcher.
King, a senior, hit .533 in league and .350 overall. He six doubles and 16 RBI on the year.
Martin, a junior, went 3-0 in district play on the mound with a 2.30 ERA. He also hit .471 (.306 on the year) with one double and seven RBI.
Also making the first team at pitcher were Hackberry Samuel Ducote and Singer’s Matthew Spears.
Hackberry’s Kory Kyle made the team at catcher and Eric O’Banion of Starks got made the unit at first base.
Joining King in the outfield were Starks’ Zack Dupre and Johnson Bayou’s Garen Romero.
Utility players included Singer’s Jonah Cavazos, Johnson Bayou’s Derek Storm and Hackberry’s Bret Bird.
Northside freshman Dillon Hayes and eighth grader Bryce Gatte were named to the second team.